Top LocationsThe Most Affordable San Diego Neighborhoods to Invest In by Yasmeen Mjalli April 5, 2017January 31, 2019 by Yasmeen Mjalli April 5, 2017January 31, 2019WE WANT IN, TOO… San Diego has got a lot going on—it’s always attracted tourists from all over and for good reason. The vibrancy of its culture, the music festivals and fairs, top-ranking restaurants, and out door activities keep a steady stream of visitors all year-round. It’s a hotspot and we know, you want to get in on the investments. It’s a hot city with some unfortunately hot prices too. To help you out, we’ve curated a short list of the most affordable San Diego neighborhoods to invest in.THE NEIGHBORHOODSUsing Mashvisor’s investment property calculator, we’ve generated the numbers for properties in the San Diego real estate market.1. University HeightsThe neighborhood doesn’t actually feature a university although it’s a hub for millennials and visiting young professionals. University Heights is a charming area offering craftsman bungalows, eateries, coffee houses, and bars—all making for a very laidback part of the city. To add to the charm, there is an ostrich farm and public garden located in the northern part of the city. Nestled closely to other vibrant parts of San Diego, University heights is a great area offering both a peaceful reserve from the city while providing easy access to busier parts areas.The median property price in University Heights is one of the lowest medians of any neighborhood in San Diego. With particularly strong CoC returns and cap rates, it’s a great area to invest in an Airbnb rental property. Furthermore, the average occupancy rate promises a solid influx of residents. The median property prices, CoC return, and cap rate make University Heights one of the most affordable San Diego neighborhoods to invest in.The numbers:Median Property Price: $480,000Traditional Rental Income: $1490Airbnb Rental Income: $2,459.46Traditional CoC Return: 04%Airbnb CoC Return: 25%Traditional Cap Rate: 59%Airbnb Cap Rate: 94%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 47%2. HillcrestThis neighborhood is one of the most inviting and friendly neighborhoods in San Diego. It’s just a few miles from downtown but offers enough to keep you entertained there alone. With local, independent restaurants, shops, bars, and markets, the city features something for everyone. The colorful culture attracts tourists, making Airbnb a great investment in this neighborhood.Related: The Ultimate Guide to the Airbnb Investment Property The property prices make this neighborhood one of the most affordable in the city—just after University Heights which borders Hillcrest, opening onto its main street. The CoC return, Cap rates, and occupancy rates are high for Airbnb rental properties in the area. This makes it a profitable and one of the most affordable San Diego neighborhoods to invest in.The numbers:Median Property Price: $522,000Traditional Rental Income: $1,658.44Airbnb Rental Income: $2,353.12Traditional CoC Return: 25%Airbnb CoC Return: 78%Traditional Cap Rate: 59%Airbnb Cap Rate: 41%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 56%3. East VillageSan Diego’s East Village is the largest neighborhood in San Diego and one the most affordable to invest. Made up of artists’’ studio and galleries, restaurants and shops, the East Village attracts urbanites and millenials from all over. The neighborhood is projected to keep growing as well, with a law school, and pedestrian bridge connecting San Diego Bay and Balboa Park under construction. Both San Diego City College and the New School of Architecture are in the East Village, meaning the neighborhood is brimming with college students looking for a place to live.The population of university students in the East Village make investing in traditional rental properties a highly profitable one. This is recommended route for investing in the East Village. With the attractions in the area, Airbnb is also an investment strategy to consider as the CoC returns and cap rates are particularly strong. The only catch is that the occupancy rates for Airbnb rental properties in the East Village are low compared to other neighborhoods. This shouldn’t discourage you however, as there are measures you can take to ensure a high occupancy rate for your Airbnb rental property.Related: Real Estate Investing: Traditional vs. Airbnb Investments That aside, the East Village remains one of the most affordable San Diego neighborhoods to invest in. Take a look at the figures:The numbers:Median Property Price: $550,000Traditional Rental Income: $2,467.08Airbnb Rental Income: $1,703.31Traditional CoC Return: 3%Airbnb CoC Return: 16%Traditional Cap Rate: 64%Airbnb Cap Rate: 45%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 3%HOW TO INVEST Once you decide to start looking for properties to buy, Mashvisor is here to provide you with the data. Through real estate analysis, Mashvisor allows you to view thousands of listings in different states, cities, and neighborhoods across the US in a matter of minutes.In San Diego, we give you listings from various neighborhoods, letting you know exactly the potential income of all traditional and Airbnb properties in the area. Maximize your returns by finding our where the highest performing neighborhoods are. Gain an in-depth understanding about property value and determine your return on investment, knowing which investments in San Diego are good ones to make. We make it easier for you and deliver the real estate investment analytics on one platform so that you can make informed investment decisions. Finding properties in the most affordable San Diego neighborhoods to invest in has never been so easy. Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL Affordable MarketsAirbnbCash on Cash ReturnProperty PricesSan Diego CATraditional 0FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestLinkedin Yasmeen MjalliYasmeen is an experienced content writer who enjoys writing about real estate tools and resources and helping you find the most profitable locations for property investments. Previous Post What are the best real estate investments when you don’t have money? Next Post The 17 Worst Real Estate Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Related Posts Buying Savannah Homes for Sale to Rent Out in 2019: Yes or No? Airbnb Panama City Beach 2020: Should I Invest? 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